Great Southern Football League (GSFLSA)
Black and yellow
During the immediate pre- and post-war period Yankalilla tended to struggle. The club’s first grand final appearance finally came in 1952, but Victor Harbor proved too strong, as was the case again three years later. The Tigers next reached a senior grade grand final in 1969 and it was a case of third time lucky as they scored a hard earned 4 goal win over Port Elliot. A year later they went back to back with a 16 point grand final defeat of Strathalbyn.\n\nThe Tigers’ only grand final appearance of the 1970s came in 1974 when they kicked themselves out of contention with a score of 3.13 (31) to Myponga’s 9.9 (63). The club’s third and most recent flag was obtained in 1985 by means of a 15.16 (106) to 13.7 (85) grand final defeat of Langhorne Creek. Since then the club’s seniors have played off unsuccessfully for the premiership twice more, in 1991 and 1992. Their conqueror on both occasions was Victor Harbor.\n\nYankalilla’s reserve grade side has fared better than the seniors, claiming seven premierships from fifteen grand finals. The senior colts meanwhile have won three flags and the junior colts one.
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